11.0 WINNER AS DAQMAN HITS SIX: Daqman landed two big races at Cheltenham yesterday, naming the 11.0 (BETDAQ) winner and 11-1 second in the Premier Chase and then opposing the favourite with 7-1 winner and 6-1 third in the Greatwood Hurdle. Added to Saturday’s winners, he is already 4-1 up on Pricewise, with 129 points of daylight between the two.

Sunday: Cheltenham big-race one-two
WON 11-2 MALINA GIRL 11.0 on BETDAQ (Cloudy Glen 2nd 11-1)
WON 7-1 IBERICO LORD (Luccia 3rd 6-1)
WON (Lays Logic) ONLYMATTEROFTIME 7-2 favourite; ran out

Saturday: Cheltenham big-race one-three
WON 4-1 STAGE STAR (Autumn Gold Cup)
3RD 12-1 IL RIDOTO (w/p same race)

ALL ROADS LEAD TO CHELTENHAM: Today Daqman charts the routes to Cheltenham of yesterday’s Schloer Chase one-two, Jonbon and Edwardstone, plus that of the Arkle conqueror of Jonbon last March, El Fabiolo.


Jumping Jonbon! In a furious pace for the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham yesterday (pictured below), he passed all tests: accuracy, speed and tenacity. Above all, he finally looked the part of a champion.

Editeur Du Gite led them until four from home, Jonbon taking over and going clear two out, with Harry Skelton third, left 16 lengths behind on the winner of the last two years, Nube Negra. Said Harry: ‘I’ve never been in such a fast race!’

Edwardstone gave chase and lost nothing in defeat as runner-up; in fact, gave the impression that he, too, will be very hard to beat stepped up in trip.

While Jonbon now looks invincible in the Tingle Creek, Edwardstone is likely to head for the Peterborough Chase (nearly 2m 4f) at Huntingdon on December 10, the day after Sandown.

The Jonbon we saw yesterday would have gone close to beating El Fabiolo, who was ridden out to win the Arkle in March when Jonbon jumped left throughout and hung left on the run-in. That’s all been smoothed out.

Their rematch in the Champion Stakes in March depends on El Fabiolo’s reappearance run in the Hilly Way Chase at Cork, also scheduled for December 10.

The Hilly Way is usually almost a formality for a Willie Mullins’ runner; he’s won it 10 times in 12 years, the last twice with Energumene, who both times afterwards landed the Cheltenham and Punchestown Champion Chase double.


⭕ 3.00 Exeter: The intriguing runner here is the returning Nurse Susan, who ran up to Love Envoi in the early part of that one’s seven out of eight sequence which included the mares’ novices at the Cheltenham Festival.

Nurse Susan also ran up to Zabeel Champion, subsequent winner of the Two-Mile Hurdle Series Final at Haydock in the Spring.

This is her chasing debut against such as Lady Adare, who has already won and finished Grade-2-novice runner-up over the big jumps.

Endless Escape and Carole’s Pass also have good hurdles form but, like Nurse Susan, have a long absence to overcome. However, all three have won after the break before.

Gavin Cromwell, whose Malina Girl was an 11.0 gem at Cheltenham yesterday, has left behind Law Ella, who was so far clear in her beginners’ at Thurles in October, that she started to wander about as if to say: where is everybody?

Betdaq Betting Exchange 5.0 Law Ella taken this morning.


⭕ 3.30 Exeter: Another test for novices over the tough Exeter track but Paul Nicholls says he’s ‘very hopeful’ that Makin’yourmindup will be makin’ the grade.

Such a ‘dramatic improver’ last season with three strikes over hurdles, including a Grade-2 novices at Haydock, that the big Kayf Tara gelding has to give weight all round here on the debut over fences. He could, literally, be big enough to do so.

Moon Hunter and Storminhome have made their chasing debut with some promise but one that catches the eye is Great Name That, a Pointer by Flemensfirth making a lightly weighted handicap debut for Harry Fry, who won this two years running (2017-18).

BETDAQ value 15.5 Great Name That gets 16lb from the topweight, offered at 5.7, so an open race.


⭕ 7.00 Kempton: Perseus Way wins over hurdles for Gary Moore and is acey-deucy on the Flat for Owen Burrows and Jim Crowley, who joins him at Kempton tonight for this step up to two miles on AW. It was 7.6 bar his BETDAQ 2.94 this morning.

C’mon Kenny won here the last day but has never put two wins together before and is eight years old in a few weeks’ time.

September Power, unfancied at a big price today, had Mostly Sunny well behind at York. Duke Of Oxford could improve for the step up in trip but was a let–down as joint-favourite here in October.


3.00 Exeter (win 20, nap)
BET 5pts win LAW ELLA
BET 1.75pts win (saver) LADY ADARE

3.30 Exeter (win 12, win 15)
BET 1pt win and place GREAT NAME THAT

7.00 Kempton (win 10)

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